Opening Plenary Session Panel – Monday, 18 July 2022 at 9am MDT

Theme: Innovation and Adaptation For A Sustainable Future
As the Power and Energy industry continues to evolve, new opportunities and difficulties manifest each year. As they drive and desire for carbon-free sources of energy continue to grow, our industry will need to adapt and advance to meet new challenges that arise.  Cyber attacks and natural disasters such as wildfires, hurricanes, and ice storms have revealed areas in need of fortification.
The plenary session panel will showcase experienced leaders in power delivery, research, and regulation. Each of these experts will be able to discuss their unique perspectives on their initiatives and how the industry can innovate and adapt to move toward a reliable, sustainable future.

Welcome & Distinguished Speakers
  • Alice K. Jackson – President, Xcel Energy
  • Peter Green – Deputy Laboratory Director and Chief Research Officer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Moderator
  • Michael Lamb – Senior Vice President, Transmission, Xcel Energy
Featured Panel Speakers
  • Megan Gilman – Commissioner of Colorado of Public Utilities Commission
  • Michael Pesin – Deputy Assistant Secretary, Advanced Grid Research & Development Division, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Shay Bahramirad – Senior Vice President of Engineering and Asset Management, LUMA Energy
  • Tracey A. LeBeau – Administrator and CEO, Western Area Power Administration